Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 18 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   K-Line’s Bridge ships

Tanker struck as Houthis resume their missile and drone attacks in Red Sea region
WHARF TALK: crab fishing vessel – KAPITAN EGOROV
TNPA hosts Green Port workshop
Ngqura Container Terminal looks to increase citrus loading rate with 50 new haulers
Salvage work on Ultra Galaxy continues despite weather conditions
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – EENDRACHT
Xeneta Update: Spiralling ocean container shipping market set to peak, but will not bring an end to shippers’ problems
Gambia Ports Authority and Turkiye’s Albayrak Group put ink to 30-year port concession agreement
Rocket launch debris: IMO explores ocean threats
WHARF TALK: Hospital Ship No.67 – GERUSALEMME
Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel
ABL appointed to provide MWS services for Phase 2 of the Congo LNG development project
Iraq: Major ports’ maritime single window
Welcome ‘Full Up’ sign outside Durban Dry Dock
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical tanker – MTM KEY WEST
Ultra Galaxy salvage attempt weekend wrap
Transnet suspends rail operations on Cape Main Line due to weather damage
IMO: Call for Expressions of Interest – Reducing ship GHG emissions
Container ship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin loses 44 containers overboard off Durban
Inland Navigation: Pathway for sustainable urbanization & industrialisation in Africa
Ultra Galaxy update – salvage operations take centre stage
Transnet gradually resuming port operations at Cape ports
Korean Register successfully installs onboard carbon capture system onto container ship

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 13 July 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   Ipek – off the boneyard

Inland Navigation: Pathway for sustainable urbanization & industrialisation in Africa
Ultra Galaxy update – salvage operations take centre stage
Transnet gradually resuming port operations at Cape ports
Korean Register successfully installs onboard carbon capture system onto container ship
Stricken Ultra Galaxy goes aground off West Coast
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – KEITH
Houthis resume attacks on shipping
Xeneta Update: Global demand for ocean freight container shipping hit an all-time record in May
Voith Schneider about to supply propellers for 1000th Voith water tractor
Salvage tugs head for the stricken Ultra Galaxy
Transnet closely monitoring port operations amid adverse weather conditions
WHARF TALK: guided missile destroyer – JS SHIMAKAZE
Maputo railway section to SA border now a double track line
Over 500 tankers will call at Dangote Refinery this year
Technology: DNV rules create new in-operation class framework
Cargo ship Ultra Galaxy listing off West Coast, crew rescued
WHARF TALK: Japanese naval visitors to South Africa, including – JS KASHIMA
80-ton Lekki port tugs named and commissioned
Benin: Port of Cotonou loses its Niger trade but “still doing well”
Houthi’s score another success – Port of Eilat facing bankruptcy
Iranian frigate Sahand capsizes at her mooring
WHARF TALK: Capesize bulk carrier – GEORGE ISLAND
Hello Ceva Logistics, totsiens Bolloré Logistics
Mombasa port embraces the reefer sector
Ballast water management: New IMO online course – Free-to-access
Port of Tema: MPS installs latest simulator facility at Tema port
In Conversation: The story of how Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language
Angola’s Port of Luanda honoured by ESQR award
In Conversation: Shell didn’t consult communities properly about mining the Wild Coast – but how much legal protection do South Africans have?
Port Advisories and general shipping news  UPDATE

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 22 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines

FIRST VIEW:   ASD & Schottel tugs in tandem

‘Solly’ Letsoalo returns as Transnet SOC Ltd Chief Operating Officer
Grindrod appointed as preferred bidder for Richards Bay container handling facility
SA Port Statistics for May 2024
WHARF TALK: MR2 class product tanker – MAERSK TANGIER
In Conversation: Floating solar panels could provide much of Africa’s energy – new research
Shipping industry ‘appalled & saddened’ at Houthi attacks on vessels Tutor and Verbena
IMO on Navigation, Communications and SAR
Massive investments into African port terminals
WHARF TALK: MR1 class product tanker – THEANOULA
Durban enjoys another bumper cruise season
TNPA seeking proposals for Renewable Energy projects at PE and Ngqura
SAAFF speaks out about latest World Bank report
WHARF TALK: pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) – FUTURE WAY
Houthi’s continue their assault on merchant shipping – two ships abandoned
IMO: Statement on the attack on merchant vessel Tutor
Port of Beira losing cargo traffic to Dar es Salaam – ACB President
Porto da Beira perde tráfego de carga para Dar es Salaam – Presidente da ACB
Xeneta Update: Spot rate growth slows but ocean container shipping market will remain extremely challenging
Question of when is SAS Drakensberg going to Cuba and South America?
Shabnum Dawood to helm of DHL Global Forwarding’s South Africa operations
Reload Logistics strengthens fleet with five G12 locomotives
WHARF TALK: New ‘Russian’ Transnet Harbour Tugs

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Atlantic Narval

WHARF TALK: New ‘Russian’ Transnet Harbour Tugs
Houthi missiles strike several ships, engineroom of m/v Tutor flooded
Trade News: All new ships should be built to a seawater-lubricated sterntubeless ship design, says Leontopoulos
Two of TNPA’s four new harbour tugs will operate at East London
WHARF TALK: handy class size products tanker – ALFRED N
MPDC and CFM sign Joint Service Level Agreement for greater logistics efficiencies
Transnet another who is angry and disappointed with World Bank port rankings
In Conversation: Africa’s freeports should boost trade and foreign exchange earnings – but evidence is thin
WHARF TALK: multipurpose project ships – BBC NYHAVN and BBC NAGASAKI
LNG newbuilding values at record high
ONE & Freightliner switch to HVO fuel oil for UK rail cargo
TNPA’s four latest tugs arrive in Durban – Photographs
Angry Djibouti refutes World Bank port container performance rankings
WHARF TALK: LR2 product tanker – KING PHILIPPOS
Heads Up! Four new Transnet tugs arriving Durban today (Tuesday 11 June)
NATO Mine Countermeasures Task Group: Major Italian exercise
World Bank publishes Port Rankings for 2023 – poor showing by SA ports
WHARF TALk: pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) – SAIC ANJI SINCERITY
Port News & Shipping Advisories
Houthis keep up with their attacks on merchant and naval ships
Lobese reaches out to Chinese Navy
Mauritius: Dry-dock operations: biofouling prevention
In Conversation: South Africa’s largest oil refinery sold for a few cents: will BP and Shell be held accountable for environmental damage?
Cameroon: Boosting seafarer training and certification skills
Mozambique’s Coral Sul exports 58 LNG shipments since November 2022
World Ocean Day 2024: Environmental concerns prompting nearly half of consumers to switch diets
Did you know? 5 ways sustainable fishing gives us more on World Oceans Day

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 1 June 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

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FIRST VIEW:   Lily Glory

Positive cruise season spells future growth for SA tourism market
Xeneta: Ocean freight container shipping market set to surpass Red Sea crisis peak and hit levels not seen since Covid-19 pandemic
ITF includes Gabon and Eswatini as Flags of Convenience
WHARF TALK: cable laying vessel – ILE D’YEU
Greek bulk carrier Laax struck by three Houthi missiles
Bulker newbuilding values at 15-year high
WHARF TALK: another diverted cruise ship – SILVER MOON
Maersk Safari Service: Capacity adjustments necessary because of Red Sea & Durban port productivity issues
EUMETSAT and the AUC signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Earth observation
EUMETSAT et la CUA ont signé un accord visant à renforcer leur coopération dans le domaine de l’observation de la Terre
Spanish mine warfare exercise: NATO group encounters hybrid threats
Multimodal Inland Port Association (MIPA) officially launched during Transport Forum
WHARF TALK: cruise ship – SERENADE OF THE SEAS
Port News and Schedule Advisories
The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season
Ngqura’s harbour master elected as president of African HM Committee
WHARF TALK: Our stagnating container terminals
WHARF TALK: Emirati super yacht support vessels – M2 & ALESUND
Terminal Operator Agreement (TOA) signed for Durban Port liquid bulk facility
Red Sea: IMO condemns illegal and unjustifiable attacks
In Conversation: The world is rushing to Africa to mine critical minerals like lithium – how the continent should deal with the demand
Cargo ship Basilisk and crew liberated from pirates by EUNAVFOR naval ship off Somalia
IMO and the London Protocol: Carbon capture and storage – Madagascar workshop
Transnet Port Terminals focusing on increased volumes
Unpacking risk resilience ahead of the elections
SA Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel delayed again

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 11 May 2024

Africa PORTS & sHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   Maersk Stadelhorn

Namport’s Walvis Bay to have Africa’s first hydrogen-fuelled workboat
WHARF TALK: Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship – EUROPA
Incat Crowther to construct supply vessel for Senegalese operator
Somali pirates strike again taking another Iranian fishing vessel
SA auto sector highlights South Africa as an investment destination
WHARF TALK: passenger vessel – CRYSTAL SERENITY
Hapag-Lloyd & IKEA join forces to decarbonise container shipments from Asia
MSC Cruises places orders for two enviro-advanced World ships
IMO biofouling project: Biodiversity threat extended
Taylor Smith Shipyard and Nouum Engineering to cooperate in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: LPG/Ethylene tanker – NAVIGATOR PLUTO
New Multimodal Inland Port Association to lead logistics transformation in Southern Africa
Maersk adds capacity to compensate for Red Sea situation
Port News and Advisories
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – INDUSTRIAL SKIPPER
MSC makes successful offer to buy Norwegian Gram Car Carriers
Nigerian Navy rescues hundreds of passengers from sinking boat
IMO’s Legal Committee
African Maritime Forces Summit, Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa held in Ghana
Introduction of extra trains sees road truck congestion reduced at Richards Bay
Focus on the Port of Tanga
Xeneta Update: Long term rates edge up globally as Red Sea conflict continues to cast uncertainty across the market

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 16 April 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   Boka Northern Ocean 

WHARF TALK: The Queens at the Cape
MV Abdullah released by Somali pirates, apparently after ransom paid
Escalating Middle East Tensions Trigger Projected Surge in War Risk Premiums and Freight Rates
IAPH speaks out on seizure of MSC Aries by Iran
AGL signs contract to manage Walvis Bay Multipurpose Bulk Terminal
WHARF TALK: bitumen tanker – ATLANTIC NARVAL
DOF awarded West African subsea contract, utilises Maersk Installer
In Conversation: West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame
WHARF TALK: Research Seismic Survey vessel – MARCUS G. LANGSETH
Op Aspides repels 11 Red Sea attacks in two months
IMO S-G welcomes delegates to Facilitation Committee (FAL 48)
Hefty jail sentences for two oil pipeline thieves
MSC provides North Africa with improved weekly Black Sea Georgia service
APM Terminals issues challenge to DCT Pier 2 concessioning
WHARF TALK: Neopanamax cruise ship – MSC SPLENDIDA
In Conversation: Why there may be oceans inside dwarf planets beyond Pluto – and what this means for the likely abundance of life
IMO and future marine fuels and technology – New website launched
CMF Task Force 150 seizes illegal drugs in Arabian Sea
More than 90 die as unlicensed Mozambique ferry boat capsizes
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – AMBIENCE
Africa Global Logistics (AGL) commences operations at AGL Lobito Terminal
DP World & local BE company score as bpSA outsources its secondary transport
The green shipping training programme: IMO and emerging leaders
Maersk to reinstate OC1 service transits through Panama Canal
Indian Navy rescues another pirated ship
Autonomous mine hunting: Indian Ocean north
Durban Terminals prepared for bumper citrus season
Cruise News: Farewell to MSC Splendida, hello to MSC Virtuosa

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 17 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   The World

Angola’s Customs Police seize seven fishing vessels
TNPA opens 100 opportunities to lease port land and commercial developments
Indian Ocean naval exercise involving Iran, Russia & China – SA as observer
In Conversation: Five hotspots where floating plastic litter poses the greatest risk to North Atlantic marine life – new study
Armscor to acquire speedboats to patrol SA’s maritime borders
WHARF TALK: luxury passenger ship – SILVER SPIRIT
In Conversation: Technology to protect South Africa’s oceans: experts find that a data-driven monitoring system is paying off
IMO and Tunisia: Port security audit training
Bulk carrier Abdullah, sailing from Maputo, is highjacked by pirates
Near-tripling of EU ETS costs due to Red Sea crisis, analysis shows
WHARF TALK: Pure Car Carrier – WON SHIN
Two centuries of the RNLI
In Conversation: Somalia-Turkey maritime deal is a win for both countries, and not a power play for the Horn of Africa
TNPA begins rehabilitating Durban port roads
Nigerian Ports Authority to invest $1 billion in upgrading Tin Can Island and other ports
WHARF TALK: passenger cruise ship – ISLAND PRINCESS
Cyclone Filipo 17S now in Mozambique Channel, threatens southern Mozambique
TotalEnergies takes participating interest in Orange River Basin Block 3B/4B
IMO and MENA regional training: Seafarers’ assessment, examination and certification
MSC opens R350 million new cold storage facility in Durban
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylift vessel – REGINE
Humanitarian aid to Gaza: US military to construct temporary pier
Anglo American takes delivery of 10th LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, Ubuntu Liberty
Port of Douala flourishing since MSC takeover
Beware the Chinese harbour cranes – US Homeland Security
Houthis & Yemen – first casualties on merchant ship True Confidence
New vessels needed for the SA Navy more than ever
Jeddah Amendment: Bahrain signs
In Conversation: West Africa’s coast was a haven for piracy and illegal fishing – how technology is changing the picture

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 2 March 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines:

FIRST VIEW:   Richards Bay

Third SA Navy MMIPV to be christened on Friday
German frigate Hessen into action in Red Sea, shoots down drones
Hortgro: CT Port improving, but “still a long way to go”
Cape Town Container Terminal improving
Michelle Phillips appointed to position of Transnet Group CEO
SASOL to partner with TFR on rail operation
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose heavylifter – BBC DESTINY
SAN Chief attends Indian Navy Exercise Milan
Projects at Western Cape ports aim at repositioning and supporting ‘world-class’ port infrastructure – TNPA
SAECS service advisory – London Gateway port omission
Damen Cape Town receives order for 7 new TNPA tugs
WHARF TALK: sail training ship – STS PICTON CASTLE
Fishing: New guidelines – IMO ILO accord
Wallenius Wilhelmsen looks to expand fleet with further four Shaper class PCTCs
Norwegian Dawn allowed to dock in Port Louis
Health scare prevents Norwegian Dawn from landing in Mauritius
WHARF TALK: P&O liner – S.S. HIMALAYA
‘Cause and effect’. Red Sea surcharges and the power of uncertainty
Djibouti port security training
Signing of Maputo Port 25-year concession extension
As Port Maputo gears up, Durban port is targeted!
WHARF TALK: seismic support vessel – THOR FRIGG
KZN Ships in Port Update
Cape Morgan Lighthouse, Eastern Cape – Sixty years of service
Gabon’s Owendo Container Terminal linked by new bridge
Spectacular bridge project to connect Mombasa with mainland
UNCTAD: Unprecedented shipping disruptions: Risk to global trade
Transforming an industry on a global scale?
Claude Aman appointed Managing Director of Africa Global Logistics Ghana
IMO agrees new guidance for safe transport of plastic pellets on ships

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Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news 25 February 2024

Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

Here are the News Headlines for the period between 18 and 24 February 2024

FIRST VIEW:   ITAL USODIMARE

Red-letter day as mv Mpungu is launched into Lake Victoria
Cape Town Container Terminal has 43% improvement in weekly truck volumes
Moroccan ports prepare for climate change impact
Central Region ports recovery plan in full swing
Durban port productivity and Mauritius cyclone threat force port omissions
Cyclone warning for Mauritius and Reunion
WHARF TALK: Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) – HANG JUN 4017
Tug SVITZER SANTO NIÑO (IMO 9965904) on delivery voyage to Cape Town
Transnet Port Terminals launches programme to boost technical capacity
Lest We Forget. SS Mendi 21 February 1917
Livestock carrier raises a huge stink in Cape Town
EU launches Eunavfor Aspides to safeguard freedom of Red Sea navigation
WHARF TALK: livestock carrier – AL KUWAIT
Loadshedding and logistics constraints, increase cost of doing business in South Africa – Kumba
Houthi’s score a success, force crew to abandon their damaged ship Rubymar
CMA CGM orders 3 Kalmar straddle carriers for SAMR, Port Réunion
WHARF TALK: multi-purpose offshore field support vessel – SKANDI SEVEN
Trade News: Weathernews launches “Berth Waiting Forecast” service
Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew
Smell in the City – livestock carrier to blame
WHARF TALK: SA Port Statistics for January 2024
Islamist terrorists occupy fishing town of Quissanga near Pemba
WHARF TALK: MR1 chemical and product tanker – MARITIME TUNTIGA
Ukraine sinks Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov in Black Sea
Maputo port intends investing further in rail transport
O porto de Maputo pretende investir mais no transporte ferroviário
IMO: Tanzania – Enhancing maritime security
Germany sends frigate Hessen to join EU mission in Red Sea
Houthi missile strikes a laden crude oil tanker Pollux with Russian oil for India
Boskalis acquisition of ALP receives approval

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